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  1. Sponsorship is a watered-down version of leadership, hallmarked by monthly attendance at well-scripted steering committee meetings. Leadership of hard problems is a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves, messy job—a set of skills often left behind as exec . . .Read More
    -- Susan Cramm

  2. It’s not that I’m opposed to flatter organizations. It’s just that you have to be careful that you have enough layers to maintain some control. This is sort of unavoidable. Hierarchy is not an inherently evil concept; it’s gotten a bad name b . . .Read More
    -- Robert Sutton

  3. If you have a team that you think has a lousy leader, the first question to ask is, Is the team too big? It’s amazing how crummy leaders become great when they go from leading, say, 11 people down to five. And the reverse is true as well. You may t . . .Read More
    -- Robert Sutton

  4. The traditional description of the firm – an organization run by top managers and monitored by a board of directors on behalf of public shareholders – falls short on three counts. First, control need not be exerted just top down, or from outside, . . .Read More
    -- Viral V. Acharya, Stewart C. Myers, and Raghuram G. Rajan

  5. The common view of the public corporation is that of an organization run by top managers, and monitored by a board of directors on behalf of public shareholders. The separation of decision management (the CEO) from decision control (the board) and f . . .Read More
    -- Viral V. Acharya, Stewart C. Myers, and Raghuram G. Rajan

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